Travel Diaries: Bridgeport, CT



On the wave of winter storms, record-breaking blizzard conditions and frozen temps, I thought I would share a few photos from a trip to Bridgeport, CT. Sadly, my family traveled to Connecticut for my great grandfather’s funeral, but it was nice getting to spend time with some extended family. Later on that evening, everyone congregated in the lobby and the lounge area at the hotel, just chatting away. I got a little antsy and thought I would seek out a little adventure.

I grabbed my camera, asked my brother to accompany me and we took a stroll through downtown Bridgeport…in the snow. To be completely honest, it was freezing! I had my Uggs on, so I made it work. Keep in mind, I’m a beginner to this photography thing, but I love it. The vibrant graffiti/street art was so cool and creative–like seriously visually pleasing to the eye. Let me know what you guys think about the photos! Has anyone else been hit by the photography bug, like me?



Independence Day 2013

Today is the perfect holiday to relax, spend time with family and friends and to dine on the finest of BBQ delights. I wish all of you a very Happy 4th of July — have fun and be safe!

Image taken by Alexis Young

Fun times in D.C. – Presidential Inauguration 2013


This past weekend I traveled with my family to Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration 2013 festivities. When I say I had an amazing time, that is no overstatement! The city was buzzing with friendly people, political banter, and numerous activities for all ages. You really have to visit this city multiple times because there is so much to do, it’s impossible to conquer everything in one weekend.  Although the temperature was borderline freezing, I absolutely LOVED being in the mix of such a historical event.

Have you been to Washington D.C.? If so, what are your favorite site-seeing spots to visit? If you haven’t been to D.C., would you consider going?

Here are some pics that I snapped with my handy-dandy iPhone over the weekend [and if you follow me on Instagram – lexofhearts – some of these may look familiar ; ) ]









Happy 2013!

Happy New Year 2013

It’s officially 2013! Happy New Year to you all!

I spent the holidays with my amazing family and friends. The vacation time off was much-needed, but now it’s back to reality.

A new year has arrived and according to “tradition”, resolutions should be in order, right? It’s a time to self-reflect and perhaps make improvements with life decisions. For me, I would like to turn words into actions. I will be 30 years old this year (in 2 weeks) and more than ever, do I feel revived to just live life and have a ball doing it. There will be more traveling, fitness, becoming more centered with my spirituality, a more active blogger and also learning new ways to develop my many passions into something tangible.

Here’s to an exciting year to come–I’m confident it will be a fabulous one!

Do you have any new resolutions or plans to accomplish great things this year? Let me know!

P.S. Thanks for continuing to be a Lex of Hearts reader. It’s much-appreciated!

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